The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Saturday 16th December.


Top events in London on Sat 16th Dec 2023

Visitors will have a chance to learn about 87 Hackford Road and its most famous tenant
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Stockwell
Stockwell
Rummage through a selection of salvaged treasures from over 30 handpicked vintage traders.
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11am to 5pm
 
Stoke Newington
Stoke Newington
20 minute free horse and carriage rides around Chelsea each weekend in the run up to Christmas
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12pm to 4pm
 
Chelsea
Horse & Carriage Rides in Chelsea
Chelsea
A tour of the large church, followed by a slightly hair-raising climb up the church tower.
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Starts at 2pm
 
Islington
St Mary Islington - Church and Tower tour
Islington
A bus tour of London's Christmas lights - raising money for Ukraine.
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Starts at 3:30pm
 
City of London
London Christmas Lights Tour
City of London
The museum will open later than usual to welcome visitors into a magical new take on its exhibition spaces, illuminated almost entirely by candles.
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4:30pm to 7pm
 
Greenwich
Greenwich

 

Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

Derek Jarman: Queer
A series of paintings by Derek Jarman that deal with love, sex and death and are a direct response to media coverage of the AIDS crisis in the UK.
Derek Jarman: Queer
12pm to 5pm
Clerkenwell
Closing soon Sat, 16th December
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Lisetta Carmi: Identities
The first museum show in the UK of work by ground-breaking Italian photographer Lisetta Carmi, whose imagery is currently receiving renewed attention.
Lisetta Carmi: Identities
11am to 6pm
Islington
Closing soon Sun, 17th December
2023-09-20
2023-12-17
Making their mark: women silversmiths from Oman
This exhibition celebrates three generations of women silversmiths from the Sultanate of Oman, showcasing their silver work and personal testimonies.
Making their mark: women silversmiths from Oman
10am to 5pm
Russell Square
Closing soon Sun, 17th December
2023-10-19
2023-12-17
The Drawing Year 2023 End of Year Exhibition
An exhibition showcasing more than 400 works by 28 students who have participated in the School’s scholarship course in 2023.
The Drawing Year 2023 End of Year Exhibition
10am to 4pm
Shoreditch
Closing soon Tue, 19th December
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2023-12-19
An exhibition to mark the 50th anniversary of the Chilean military coup.
11am to 6pm
Holborn
Closing soon Wed, 20th December
2023-09-08
2023-12-20
Inventing the Future
This exhibition celebrates the Tercentenary of the Constitutions of the Freemasons.
Inventing the Future
10am to 5pm
Aldwych
Closing soon Thu, 21st December
2023-01-09
2023-12-21
Hidden in Plain Sight: Liberating our Library Collections
"Hidden in Plain Sight" is UCL Library Services' free public exhibition highlighting underrepresented voices in our historic and modern library collections.
Hidden in Plain Sight: Liberating our Library Collections
11am to 5pm
Euston
Closing soon Thu, 21st December
2023-08-11
2023-12-21
An exhibition of works by Italian artist Sergio Lombardo (b.1939, Rome).
11am to 6pm
Hanover Square
Closing soon Fri, 22nd December
2023-10-09
2023-12-22
It All Starts With a Thread
Explore thread as a method and metaphor for connection, collaboration and conversation in this exhibition by ten students.
It All Starts With a Thread
Starts at 11am
Whitechapel
Closing soon Sun, 31st December
2023-08-18
2023-12-31
Ben Edge's British Folk Paintings
An exhibition of paintings showing many of Britain's folk traditions.
Ben Edge's British Folk Paintings
12pm to 10pm
Hackney
Closing soon Sun, 31st December
2023-10-05
2023-12-31

Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Saturday 16th December 2023

Have you ever wondered what Somerset House was built for and what has taken place within this Grade 1 listed building over the years?
 Starts at 12pm
 
 Strand
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Historical highlights tour of Somerset House

What's on in London

Walking tours of London on Saturday 16th December 2023

Visit the Ministry of Magic, The Leaky Cauldron, Diagon Alley and Platform 9¾, all on this half-day guided tour of the wizarding world.
 9am to 12pm
 
 Whitehall
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Guided archaeology walk on the Thames foreshore at Rotherhithe
 9:30am to 11am
 
 Rotherhithe
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Join a group of fellow muggles for a walking tour and see the real-life locations that inspired sets such as Diagon Alley, the Leaky Cauldron, and the Ministry of Magic.
 Starts at 11am
 
 City of London
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 11am to 2:15pm
 
 Covent Garden
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Explore Bengali migration, settlement, and culture in East London on a guided tour.
 12pm to 2pm
 
 Whitechapel
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 2:30pm to 4pm
 
 Picadilly
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Dare to discover the legend of London’s notorious Jack the Ripper on a tour like no other.
 7:30pm to 9:15pm
 
 Whitechapel
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